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N.C. troopers defend fired K9 handler


By Dan Kane
The News & Observer
Related: Trooper fired for kicking K9 wants job back

RALEIGH, N.C. — Troopers testified Tuesday that Sgt. Charles L. Jones loved his police dog, Ricoh, so much that when Jones went away one weekend he asked a fellow trooper to sing the dog a lullaby.

"He thought the world of that dog," said Trooper James M. Atkins.

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